Theodore May

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Theodore May has over 25 years experience as a senior level executive in Fortune 500 and start up entertainment, digital media, and tech, focused on business strategy and new product development. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School with extensive professional experience in live performance as a member of AEA and AFTRA in New York City and regional theatre.

His areas of expertise include the development of new products in broadcast, internet service, and mobile app categories managing and/or working with system architects, engineers, developers, designers, PM's, CTOs, and CIOs, etc.

His business offers an innovative program in presentation skills and technique to companies, university business schools (MBA and MS programs in the Management of Technology), and individuals, with a special focus on executives in tech.

See more of Theodore May's Internal Communications Strategies for Business at www.theodoremay.com.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Theodore May and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Managing media for your company’s presentations

Three reasons for three bullet points

Three reasons for three bullet points

“Rules of Three” abound in presentation principles.

What’s so funny about a business presentation?

What’s so funny about a business presentation?

Lots of executives want their business presentations to be funny or entertaining. They seem enamored of the old vaudeville saw, “Always leave them laughing.” That’s funny.

How would you describe yourself?

How would you describe yourself?

Or why actors don’t like to read their own reviews… and business presenters shouldn’t either.

Does your audience trust you and your body language?

Does your audience trust you and your body language?

How does your body language during a presentation change the perception of your audience?

What about Shark Tank?

What about Shark Tank?

When coaching business school students, I’m often asked, “What about Shark Tank?” Can Shark Tank be held up as a showcase for good business presentation technique?

7 things you should never, ever say when giving a presentation

7 things you should never, ever say when giving a presentation

Common expressions that instantly undermine all your efforts.

What an audience knows

What an audience knows

And how to make sure the audience knows it.

Your first 60 seconds

Your first 60 seconds

The first 60 seconds are critical to the success of any business presentation.

Do you speak body language?

Do you speak body language?

Why are we so concerned with body language today? How important is body language to a successful business presentation?

Stop making speeches

Stop making speeches

Should you memorize a speech when you have to give a business presentation? No. You are giving a business presentation, not a speech. Save the speech for after dinner.

A new model for business presentations

A new model for business presentations

A new model for business presentations that allows for the broader emergence of ideas from the shared experience between audience and the presenter, that doesn't rely on the Authority of Office or comprehensive category expertise. How...

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